“The Magic Flute” is Mozart’s final opera and one of his last compositions. It premiered in Vienna in September 1791 and Mozart died a mere two months later. Despite being sick, hungry, broke and altogether miserable, Mozart’s music is some
Audio: Klemperer conducts the Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Here’s one of my favorite recordings of Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute,” with the Philharmonia conducted by Otto Klemperer. It’s stately but never heavy, and finely detailed. https://ia801709.us.archive.org/23/items/MagicFluteOvertureklemperer/1-01Mozart_DieZauberflteK620-Overture.mp3 Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony give three semi-staged performances of “The
February vlog update
Here’s my colleague’s update on Pacific Symphony’s February concerts, in video form.
Compare and contrast: Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’ played by Glenn Gould, Lang Lang and Friedrich Gulda
Pacific Symphony: November concerts
Here’s your roundup of Pacific Symphony concerts in November, on the quick, mobile-friendly, with links to single tickets. There are 11 concerts in all during the month. It starts with a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald on the pops
Audio: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9
One of the earlier of Mozart’s masterpieces, the Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271, completed when he was 21. Here’s an exceptional performance from the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner, with Alfred Brendel at
Spotted this pile of books at Costco yesterday and snapped a shot with my phone. Has music theory gone mainstream? Has the world gone mad?
Video: Yekwon Sunwoo plays Mozart
I had the pleasure of talking the other day to Van Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo (article to come). Here he is playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 during the semifinal round of the competition. It’s beautifully done. He’ll perform